Cardiovascular MR Image Analysis

  • Milan Sonka
  • Daniel R. Thedens
  • Boudewijn P. F. Lelieveldt
  • Steven C. Mitchell
  • Rob J. van der Geest
  • Johan H. C. Reiber
Part of the Advances in Pattern Recognition book series (ACVPR)


Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging allows 2D, 3D, and 4D imaging of living bodies. The chapter1 briefly introduces the major principles of magnetic resonance image generation, and focuses on application of computer vision techniques and approaches to several cardiovascular image analysis tasks. The enormous amounts of generated MR data require employment of automated image analysis techniques to provide quantitative indices of structure and function. Techniques for 3D segmentation and quantitative assessment of left and right cardiac ventricles, arterial and venous trees, and arterial plaques are presented.


Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Medial Axis Active Appearance Model Magnetic Resonance Image Analysis Double Inversion Recovery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Milan Sonka
    • 1
  • Daniel R. Thedens
    • 1
  • Boudewijn P. F. Lelieveldt
    • 2
  • Steven C. Mitchell
    • 1
  • Rob J. van der Geest
    • 2
  • Johan H. C. Reiber
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of IowaIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Leiden University Medical CenterLeidenThe Netherlands

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